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We'll be Conserving at the Village Pond on Saturday, details below

Appears we regularly have opportunist thieves around our village, please keep an eye out for any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101. And, of course, they’re not always in person..see below

Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674.

The DIARY – Click here

Shotesham Screen…..Coming up on the 20th December will be the Elton John biopic – Rocketman – Critic’s consensus ‘…..think it’s going to be a long, long time before a rock biopic manages to capture the highs and lows of an artist’s life like Rocketman.’ Click here for a full reviewAll tickets £5. Contact details: Raz 01508 550122 razwoollacott@gmail.com

Room with a Brew! Next up on Tuesday 19th November, all welcome for tea and chat! 

A Christmas Carol is coming! Two showings in December, spaces are limited and sure to be busy so get your tickets soon, details below. 

Walking Group – latest outing was a circular walk around Forncett St Mary on a fine sunnyish November day, with a photo in Tharston to prove it. All black (or dark chocolate) dogs this time! Next planned walk is Sunday 24th November, be there or be square! Details in diary as always. 

Conservation Group The weather forecast is not looking too bad, so volunteers are requested to help with conservation work at the village pond on Saturday 16th November from 9.30amAs usual, tools and refreshments will be provided. We would really appreciate it if you could spare an hour or two to help trim back overgrown vegetation, rake up and clear weed from the top of the pond. Hope to see you there, weather permitting. Do wear wellies and gloves! Any enquiries to frank333mitchell@btinternet.com

Courtesy of Bernie

Art lovers. For those who love north Norfolk and have an interest in art, village artist Lesley Munro is now exhibiting at Creake Abbey (just north of Fakenham) until end of January 2020.  Visit the coast, have a coffee and take in the paintings, 3 birds with one stone! 

Take a walk on the wild side.. although it can be a bit damp in places, if you stick with the paths Shotesham Common is still a great place for a walk, and there’s always a seat at the village pond! Please take care to respect the wildlife and keep dogs under control.

And, if you’re wandering further afield,
you can now admire and have a rest on our brand new WW1 commemorative bench … .
Sited at the corner of The Street & The Grove, the bench is designed to commemorate and remember all who were involved in WW1, those who died and those who survived, but also all who stayed at home to help with the war effort. It has now been adopted by the Parish Council, but our thanks go to Raz & Laura Woollacott who made it happen and to Gary Benson who assisted with it’s installation. In the sunshine you can almost hear ‘Flowers of the Forest’! 

Community information…

Have your say on boundary division arrangements for Norfolk County Council – consultation is on until 2nd December, click here for NCC website

The Rural Bulletin is a networking communication for local authorities across England, including the Norfolk area. Click here to view October’s bulletin.

Consultation on Dudgeon and Sheringham Offshore Wind Farm Extensions, see here

South Norfolk older people’s forum, details here.

Norfolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan – Preferred Options Consultation, click here

Norfolk campaign to S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping…details here

For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local police officer is PC 1151 Sherry Locke who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, contact details for all our local officers – click here.

Local Police info – October Newsletter

News from Norfolk Police Commissioner – October Newsletter 

Selected older news items are retained on the “News archive” page)